Orbis Press. 218p $32.00

Random House. 1008p $35

Da’Shawn Mosley is a fiction writer, poet, essayist and critic. He lives in Washington, D.C.

William Morrow. 242p $25.95

Basic Books. 496 p, $20

Paul J. Schaefer is a retired editor from Western Publishing Company.

Knopf. 288p $26

Donald Kerwin is the executive director of the Center for Migration Studies, a Catholic think tank and educational institute devoted to the study of international migration.